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How to get 6.0 AWA on GMAT ....my guide

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This AWA template still works. I was able to score 5.5 in AWA by developing by essay based on this template. Just go through this template a week before exam and make sure u make a sincere attempt to write essays on all your mocks. That should suffice for getting 5.5 or 6 in AWA.

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I got a 6.0 applying your template with some personal modifications. Thank you very much!

PD: It is percentile 89 now :D
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I got a 4 in my AWA (740 in my GMAT) will it help if I gave it for re-checking
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Hi Do you have a few more sample essays written using this style, it would help a lot
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This is the bible for AWA section. I could get the perfect score in AWA with just 3-4 hours of preparation, thanks to these templates.
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The template is amazing! and it truly works, I got 6.0!
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Thanks for this amazing template, Man. I went through this just 1 day before my exam and scored 6.0
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Thanks for the template, I studied just 1 day and got 5 on AWA. Everybody who can't allocate much time on AWA must visit here..
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Thank you very much it's works ! really works!
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Exactly What I needed Thanks!!!
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Hello all...I am new to GMAT and started preparing for it. Could you please suggest if there is any word limit for the AWA in GMAT? What is the good word limit for AWA? Thanks in advance.
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'Magic Hat brewery recently released the results of a survey of visitors to its tasting room last year.Magic Hat reports that the majority of visitors asked to taste its low calorie beers. To boost sales, other small brewery should brew low calorie beers as well'.

Here goes my essay:

The argument that small breweries should brew low calorie beer to boost their sale based on the survey conducted last year by Magic Hat Brewery omits some important concerns that must be addressed to substantiate the argument.The statement that follows that all small breweries will gain by brewing low calorie beer based on solely one survey does not constitute a logical argument.The author draws a weak analogy between the Magic Hat brewery and the small breweries and assumes that because their products are same they are same in all aspects.

First, the author readily assumes that small breweries have same quality of brewing machines as Magic Hat brewery. If the quality of machines are not as par with the Magic Hat Brewery, small brewery would not be able to produce good quality low calorie beer and therefore would not meet customers expectation. In addition to this, argument does not mention anything about the costs involved in installation of these brewing machines and the costs involved to source special ingredients required to produce this beer which could increase the production costs and hence the selling price. As a result it would be difficult for small brewery to sell this beer.

Second, the claim that low calorie beer will be profitable for even small breweries is weak and unsupported because of lack of evidence.The argument does not give any details about the target audience and the location of the breweries. For instance, Magic Hat is located in the downtown and caters to the elite class who prefer low calorie beer and are health conscious, while small breweries are located in suburbs and cater to middle class audience who like regular beer.

Finally, the argument fails to cite any statistical evidence of the taste preference of people surveyed :which could have changed over a period of year; gender and age group of the beer tasters; and the sample size. This sample size of the survey must be representative of the overall beer drinkers and should be relevant to make any recommendation.

In conclusion, the argument is flawed for the above mentioned reasons and is therefore unconvincing. The argument can be considerably strengthened if the author had explicitly mentioned the location, sample size, revenues and average size of the breweries mentioned in the argument.It is essential to have full knowledge of all the contributing factors before makeing any recommendation particularly in this case. Without this informationthe argument remains unsubstantiated and open to debate
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Hi, as per the example by chineseburned , we don't have to use a lot of commas in our essay (to separate clauses, to indicate modifiers, etc.) so should I follow this strategy of avoiding commas in parts in which they are not absolutely necessary or should I use commas like the sentence correction questions on the GMAT at the cost of making things more complicated for me? bb GMATNinja
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Thanks for sharing such an awesome template and post , I have only read two days AWA using this thread and I got 5.5 in AWA. I am quite satisfied with my score there.
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Hi, as per the example by chineseburned , we don't have to use a lot of commas in our essay (to separate clauses, to indicate modifiers, etc.) so should I follow this strategy of avoiding commas in parts in which they are not absolutely necessary or should I use commas like the sentence correction questions on the GMAT at the cost of making things more complicated for me? bb GMATNinja

I wouldn't waste even a single minute worrying about comma use on AWA! If you're writing a sentence and you know that it would be correct to put a comma, then you'll definitely want to include a comma. If you think the comma is wrong, then don't include it. And if you're not sure, make your best guess, and don't worry about it.

I can promise that unless you're making absolutely ridiculous errors with your comma usage, it won't affect your score at all.

I hope this helps!
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This legit works, got a 6.0 on AWA and did not study for it outside of writing a couple of practice essays using this template!!
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This is my first ever attempt with AWA. Can expert please help me assess what score can I possibly expect with this attempt? chineseburned GMATNinja

The following paragraph recently appeared in an editorial printed in the opinion section of a local newspaper:

The recent surge in violence in the southern part of the city is a result of a shortage of police officers and an absence of leadership on the part of the city council. In order to rectify the burgeoning growth of crime that threatens the community, the city council must address this issue seriously. Instead of spending time on peripheral issues such as education quality, community vitality, and job opportunity, the city council must realize that the crime issue is serious and double the police force, even if this action requires budget cuts from other city programs.

Discuss how well reasoned you find this argument. In your discussion be sure to analyze the line of reasoning and use the evidence in the argument. For example, you may need to consider what questionable assumptions underlie the thinking and what alternative explanations or counterexamples might weaken the conclusion. You can also discuss what sort of evidence would strengthen or refuse the argument, what changes in the argument would make it more logically sound, and what, if anything, would help you better evaluate its conclusion.

The argument states that the recent surge in violence in a part of the city was a result of shortage of police officers and absence of leadership role from city council, hence requiring a serious address by doubling the police force despite this resulting in budget cuts in other programs like education quality, community vitality, and job opportunity. This argument fails to provide any evidence on the actual number of police forces available in the city as against the required numbers and also vaguely states that the city council failed on its leadership. Further it does not show any evidence on the chances of success and also assumes that putting resources in one sector at the cost of others will not create other sorts of problems. Hence, this argument is flawed and can be strengthened.

First, the argument states that the recent growth in crimes were caused primarily because of absence of leadership role from the city council without mentioning what were the part of responsibilities and where did the city council lack thereof. Further, it also presents the shortage of police officers as the cause of the event, however, failing to show how many police officers are actually present in the part of city in question and is that number less in relation to certain parameter. Without the evidence the argument is merely a strong subjective opinion against the council and the police force.

Secondly, the argument strongly claims that doubling the police force at the cost of other programs like education quality, community vitality and job opportunity will not disrupt those aspects of the city thus requiring no policing. In many other times ignoring a sector of a community has led to chaos and creating other types of violence that also requires police force to control it. It clearly assumes that simply drawing budget off these sectors will leave these sectors without any negative consequences. This leap of faith makes the argument weaker and could have been strengthened if only the author had prescribed a length of time for budget channeling to increase police force, and mentioned the status of the health of those sectors thus pointing that they would remain unaffected despite budget cuts.

Third, the strong expectation of positive results by doubling the police force is an assumption without any evidence and hence is a stretch. The argument fails to first mention the nature of crime and show if those types of crimes actually needed police efforts. For example, domestic violence as a result of alcohol abuse could rather be effectively addressed by controlling the supply of alcohol in the city, community-based family counselling with a moderate police force. Any parallel example of other cities or places where merely increasing the number of police for that nature of crime has had a positive result in curbing the crime effectively would have made the argument effective. In the absence of this, the conclusion seems to be a strong leap.

In conclusion, the argument by failing to state the nature of crime and evidence of success potential of the efforts, and also assuming that the effort would not have any retaliation from other sectors whose budget is in question, gives an unsubstantiated conclusion based on weak evidence. The evidence mentioned above could have been used to further make the argument stronger.
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